Wombat Corner Camp is located in the delightful Dandenong Ranges town of Emerald opposite the historic Emerald Lake Park, situated only 55km from Melbourne CBD.  Ideal for schools, community and private groups, our camp caters for up to 150 people in rooms and cabins throughout the site, all based around the heritage listed hills guest house.  

As you walk through the door you'll be welcomed by the comfort of the historic guest house as you take in the surrounds in front of an open fire.  Wombat Corner Camp boasts the privilege of being within a short walk to Lakeside Station, where through our partnership with Puffing Billy offer rides on this iconic train when chosen with your program. Down stairs in our games room you will find pool, soccer, table tennis and air hockey tables. A TV with DVD player is also available. There is a separate dining room and wash room equipped with a commercial dishwasher. Our outdoor BBQ area provides a pleasant alternative as a place to eat.

Wombat Corner Faciliities There is also a recreation hall with a stage and disco lights suitable for concerts, discos and other indoor activities/games.
The bedrooms/cabins are various sizes ranging from five to eighteen beds. All have ensuites or bathrooms under one roof. They are all carpeted and heated in cold weather.

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emerald lake park

Emerald Lake Park is adjacent to Wombat Corner's property and as such gives you or your camp lots of additional opportunities. Emerald Lake Park is 60 hectares in size and has two lakes. The main lake (Treganawan) is large enough for kayaking, has a stock of trout for fishing and paddleboats. Beside the lake there is a chlorinated swimming pool and waterslides (that operate in the summer season) as well as many BBQ and picnic spots.

A range of environment types are found within the park. Lush fern gullies, Stands of deciduous European trees, Open grassland and typical Australian bush. A range of walking tracks dissects all of these enviroments.

We are 20km from Bunyip State Park, Kurth Kiln State Park and Shiprock Falls. In these parks we can run abseiling, caving, hiking, nature walks and mountain biking The Upper Yarra river is 40 minutes drive and weather permitting rafting or white water paddling is available.

Puffing Billy

puffing billy The original Puffing Billy railway was one of four low-cost narrow gauge lines construdted in Victoria at the beginning of the century to open up remote areas for settlement. The present line between Belgrave and Gembrook is the major part of the the 29km gauge line which operated between Upper Fern Tree Gully and Gembrook from 1900-195. In that year a landslide blocked the track and becasue of sustained operating losses, the line was closed.

Lakeside station is only 250 meters from our front door which makes it a great option for a day trip. Many different ideas are availble to fit in your journey and your stay at Wombat Corner. When you book your stay please talk to us about a trip on Puffing Billy, Australia's Premier Steam Railway.

For more information on the iconic Puffing Billy visit www.puffingbilly.com.au

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